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The Medicine Man(1930)
Jack Benny (before he struck radio fame) shines in this comedy as a celebrated con artist who peddles a "magic elixir." After falling for a beautiful frontier girl, he must prevent her from marrying an abusive brute. Can Benny peddle his product and find true love at the same time? Betty Bronson, E. Alyn Warren, Eva Novak co-star. ... more
Successful translation of the Kaufman and Hart comedy stars Jack Benny as a Manhattan businessman who gets the shock of his life after wife Ann Sheridan purchases an ancient country house. He becomes flustered by a barrage of broken plumbing, kooky neighbors, and money problems. With Charles Coburn, Percy Kilbride, Hattie McDaniel, ... more
Based on the play by Brandon Thomas, this hilarious farce stars Jack Benny as an Oxford undergrad who agrees to help his friends circumnavigate a strict university dating rule by acting as their chaperone. There's just one catch: He'll have to pose as a woman to do so. Now, Benny learns just how much of a drag cross-dressing can be. ... more
Do nice guys finish last? A small-town lawyer (Jack Benny) hoping to make it big in New York City comes to believe the cliche just might be true...and accordingly adopts a new personality that's equal parts rude and ruthless. Is it any surprise that this new persona quickly helps him scrape up a lot of business? ... more
Though Jack Benny would go on to make it the butt of many a putdown, this truly funny fantasy farce casts the comic as an inept angel assigned to report to Earth and sound the trumpet that'll bring on Judgment Day. However, a con artist (Reginald Gardiner) and two fallen seraphim (Allyn Joslyn, John Alexander) who like the status quo ... more
Fun comedic western stars Phil Silvers as a cowardly lawman hired by the citizens of a small Arizona town. When the outlaws who've been terrorizing them don't have the heart to kill him, they recruit craven cowboy Jack Benny into their gang to even the odds. Jack Elam, Bruce Cabot, Jean Willes, and Lee Van Cleef also star. 52 min. ... more